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April 12, 2011 During the crisis, Planet Money told the story of a school that made complicated investments without knowing what it was getting into. Here's an update.
August 30, 2010 In a story last week, we compared CDOs (complicated financial products) to sausage (ground meat stuffed into an oblong casing). A listener found the real CDO sausage.
June 21, 2010 The WSJ reports that the SEC's investigation of collaterized-debt obligations is "focusing" on deals involving the hedge fund Magnetar. Magnetar 's involvement in the CDO market was the subject of a Planet Money story earlier this year.
May 18, 2010 The bank regulator is the new owner of debt-backed securities that got battered in the crisis. Several agencies are looking into how Wall Street firms packaged and sold CDOs.
April 28, 2010 One last thing from yesterday's Goldman hearing. In his testimony, Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre, the VP named in the SEC's lawsuit, gave a clear answer to a question we've had about the case.
April 27, 2010 Adam Davidson on the difference between a mortgage-backed security, a CDO, and a synthetic CDO. Also, why shorts aren't bad, and what a tranche is.
September 11, 2009 In documents that are part of a lawsuit against the investment bank, UBS employees referred to securities products as "crap."
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